Flaman Agriculture Blog

Jul 21, 2017

Fusarium Field Day

We’re going on a Field Trip! On Tuesday, July 25th 2017, we’re off to Melfort Research Farms, located 1.6 miles south of Melfort, Sk on Hwy 6. They are putting on a morning event all about Fusarium Head Blight. With two industry experts to walk you through all the activities and information, the day is scheduled to start at 9AM and topics include: Fusarium Head Blight Biology Effects of FHB on Cereal Crops Optimal Application Technology How to Improve Grade Out of the Field PLUS! Bring your Grain Samples and have it cleaned and tested! If you have a sample...

May 30, 2017

NDVI Drones

Aerial imaging can be used as a good indicator of crop health. The emergence of drone technology makes this process more affordable, and accessible. A drone accompanied with a remote sensor, and the NDVI graphical indicator, is all you need to gain useful information on the health of your crop.   The normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) is a simple graphical indicator that can be used to analyze remote sensing measurements, typically but not necessarily from a space platform, and assess whether the target being observed contains live green vegetation or not.   NDVI was one of the most successful of many attempts to simply...

May 18, 2017

Intercropping Has Merit

 Trials have shown reduced disease with a chickpea-flax intercrop, 
but some are skeptical about a mustard-pulse Growers might have noticed healthier crop stands where wild mustard was present. “There are a lot of anecdotes where they said the only place where they had any kind of lentils worth harvesting is where they had some wild mustard weeds. The lentils were climbing up the wild mustard and they did better under those conditions than where there wasn’t mustard or canola,” said Lana Shaw, crop researcher at South East Research Farm.  Shaw said she also had good results with a small trial...

Posted by: Robin Booker

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Apr 11, 2017

Demand Grows for Vomitoxin Cleaning Services - excerpt

Below is an excerpt from "Demand Grows for Vomitoxin Cleaning Services" by Brian Cross of the Western Producer. For the full article visit the Western Producer Online With fusarium graminearum and its toxic vomitoxin sidekick deoxynivalenol (DON) stealing potentially hundreds of millions of dollars a year from Canadian farm revenues, the thought of paying toll processors to clean up commercial grain deliveries is gaining momentum. Mitch Flaman, operations manager with Flaman Grain Cleaning and Handling, said a lot of growers mistakenly assume that a sample with little or no FDK should easily meet industry standards or contract specs for vomitoxin....

Posted by: MIchelle Corry

Category: Ag news

Feb 3, 2017

Kenaston, Sk Has New Grain Cleaning Technology

Spectrum Grain Solutions, located in Bashaw, Alberta, has purchased a BoMill TriQ grain sorter that has been installed in Kenaston, Sk. The Swedish-made BoMill TriQ has the capabilities to sort grain based on the interior make-up of each kernel, rather than the exterior appearance. It uses NIT (Near Infrared Transmission) technology to analyze each kernel and thus can sort grain based on fusarium, protein, vitreousness, seed quality and falling number at a speed of 25,000 kernels per second. For a full article click here.   Learn more about the new technology in BoMill products on our Flaman Grain Cleaning website....